President Trump Again Serves Fast Food to College Football Champs, Now to North Dakota State University

President Donald Trump treated college football champion North Dakota State of the Football Championship Series (FCS) just like he did Clemson — to a fast food feast at the White House.

The NDSU Bison football team visited the president at the White House on Monday for a luncheon consisting of fries and sandwiches from Chick-fil-A and McDonald's.

During his address to the team, the president nonchalantly referenced when the Clemson team visited in January.

"I know you people," Trump told the Bison while referring to Clemson's visit, getting laughter from more than 150 NDSU players and staff. "We like American companies."

North Dakota State, a Division I university, basically plays one level below Clemson University, which competes for the NCAA's Football Bowl Series (FBS) championship.

NDSU has won seven of the last eight FCS titles, all of which the Bison won in Frisco, Texas.

A champion visit to the White House had been a typical occasion for most teams before President Trump's term. But when the Clemson football team visited just one week after their blowout of Alabama in this year's College Football Playoff (CFP), the government was in the middle of its longest partial shutdown in American history.

President Trump therefore welcomed the Clemson team with a smorgasbord of fast food from McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Domino's Pizza and other popular quick eats.

Matt Entz, who's the new NDSU coach, told the Grand Forks Herald that the trip had nothing to do with politics, but a way to keep the 2018 team together just one more time as the underclassmen can focus on the next season.

"We addressed [politics]," Entz told The Herald. "This isn't a political trip, this is a Bison trip and, personally, I sold it as two things: It's one more opportunity for the 2018 team to be together, but also in my mind the start of the 2019 season and the things we're going to do together."

Trump first pulled fast-food service for Clemson during a record 35-day government shutdown, claiming he paid for the food out of his pocket.

Despite the food, championship ceremonies went on as planned at the White House. North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick made his way back from the recent NFL Combine to present President Trump with a Bisons #45 jersey.

The president remarked that the quarterback would be a valuable asset to an NFL team, and even compared him to New England Patriots legendary quarterback Tom Brady.

"Somebody better draft him, he's going to be a rich guy," Trump said of Stick, who followed the footsteps of former NDSU quarterback Carson Wentz.

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